How to re-seal a leaking shower
- Be sure to use in a well-ventilated area and keep the sealant off your skin and eyes.
- Clean up excess sealant before it skins with a cloth dampened in mineral turpentine. The sealant will be waterproof in 2 hours and fully cured in 48 hours.
Replacing the sealant in a shower can be necessary if it is old, mouldy or leaking.
Leaking showers can cause expensive damage to your home and your family’s health. It’s a very common problem in both old and new bathrooms – where the membrane is failing and water is seeping under the tiles.
If you have mould and mildew in your bathroom it can be a sign of a leaking shower. The damage may not limited to the bathroom but appear in adjacent rooms or cupboards. You may notice damp patches or mould forming in walls or carpets. You may have damp and swollen architraves and skirting boards or have noticed a mouldy smell. These are all signs of a leaking shower.
A leaking shower can cause more serious problems in areas you can’t see. A leaking shower can create damp areas in the foundations of your home attracting termites and pests. Or if your leaking bathroom is upstairs, dampness can form in the under-sealing cavity causing damage to ceiling and plasterboard.
Damp and mouldy conditions can also create serious health problems – especially in children. So it’s important to act quickly if you notice any signs of dampness around your home.
Thankfully, re-sealing a leaking shower can be done quickly and easily when you have the right products.
Re-sealing your leaking shower is easy to do and prevents serious damage to your home. With Selleys products, re-sealing a shower is quick and easy and will save you the cost of re-tiling your bathroom.